Our Hallmarks

We embrace the value of being a small school because it builds an atmosphere of respect, accountability and mentoring between students and teachers, and provides resources and learning opportunities that empower students to be architects of their education.

We take pride in our immersive, intensive curriculum that inspires curiosity and develops the critical-thinking, problem-solving, writing and communication skills that serve our students well in their education and life.

We believe education should be personal — where teachers know each student, challenge each at a high level, and where students connect intellectually and individually with teachers, advisors, college counselors, coaches and peers, both in and outside the classroom.

We know engagement is essential to learning and leadership so we require students to participate in everything from theater, sports and art, to technology, music and service learning, connecting with local and global community partners to expand their views and understandings of others and themselves.
North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.